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Apology made over racial remark

COLUMBIA — A former South Carolina election official has apologized for his Internet posting that compared a gorilla to an ancestor of Michelle Obama. Former state Election Commission Chairman Rusty DePass read a statement during an NAACP news conference today in Columbia, saying his comments ...

06/17/09 - 2:30pm

Club Car adopting furloughs to cut costs

Club Car announced this afternoon that it is implementing a plan that will require salaried and some hourly employees to take two weeks of unpaid furlough before the end of the year. “We have continued to see the effects of the global economic downturn, and as a result we have considered sever...

06/17/09 - 7:18pm

ACC championship game set for prime time

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference’s football championship game is moving back to prime-time television. The ACC said Wednesday this year’s game will kickoff at 8 p.m. on Dec. 5 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. ESPN will broadcast the game. It’s the first p...

06/17/09 - 1:43pm

Zoo needs $500,000 for pandas

ATLANTA — Zoo Atlanta says it needs $500,000 to keep its giant pandas, which have been the zoo's biggest draw for the past decade. The zoo has launched an online fundraising campaign to help raise the money for a new five-year lease for Lun Lun and Yang Yang. The pair came to Atlanta in 19...

06/17/09 - 1:36pm

Macy's recalls kids' sweatshirts

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Product Safety Commission says Macy's will voluntarily recall about 33,000 hooded children's sweatshirts that pose a strangulation risk. The recall, announced today, covers boys' and girls' Epic Threads and girls' Greendog sweatshirts, in small and...

06/17/09 - 1:23pm

Drug investigation leads to federal indictment of 10 people

A 14-month investigation by local, state and federal law enforcement officers led to a 32-count federal indictment against 10 people who allegedly dealt drugs in the Dogwood Terrace housing complex....

06/17/09 - 1:00pm

Preakness winner to race June 27

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra will return to the races in the Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont Park on June 27. The much-anticipated announcement was made Wednesday in a news release from co-owner Jess Jackson’s Stonestreet Farms. The sensational filly beat the boys in...

06/17/09 - 12:18pm

After drownings, SC lawmaker wants swimming taught

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Public schools would have to offer free swimming lessons under a bill proposed by a South Carolina legislator after seven drowning deaths in the Charleston area in recent weeks.

06/17/09 - 11:28am

Work to affect fort traffic

Fort Gordon drivers should be prepared for detours starting Tuesday because of construction at Gate 2. According to a news release from the post's Public Affairs Office, drivers will not be able to turn left from Gordon Highway into Gate 2. Traffic at Gate 2 will be inbound only from 4:30 to 1...

06/17/09 - 11:25am

Police: racing may have caused double fatal wreck

TUCKER, Ga. - Two people have been killed and two others critically injured in an interstate crash police say may have been caused by two cars racing.

06/17/09 - 11:01am

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